Substance use problems are among the most pervasive and costly threats facing our country. Over 60 million American adults have some form of substance use disorder; and about 24 million are addicted to one or more substances. In the United States alone, these disorders are associated with annual costs of over $100 billion to healthcare, $150 billion to employment, housing and welfare, and approximately $175 billion in criminal justice expenses. In addition to the staggering economic impact, the social and personal costs are incalculable.
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